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Posted by Shae on March 22, 2004

In Reply to: Re: "And stuff" posted by Fred on March 22, 2004

: : : Where did the term "and stuff",apparently used as a conversational filler, come from. It drives me crazy everytime I hear it.

: : Hang onto your head, because "Whatever!" is popular too.

: And what about "like"?

Sorry! Couldn't resist the temptation:

SAN FRANCISCO MAN BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN TO GRASP SIGNIFICANCE OF IRONY

SAN FRANCISCO - We spoke to Jay Fullmer, 38, who became the first American to get to grips with the concept of irony.

"It was weird," Fullmer said, "I was in London and, like, talking to this guy and it was raining and stuff and he said, like, great weather, or whatever."

Said Fullmer: "And I thought - wait a minute, it's like, no way is it great weather."

Fullmer soon realised that the other man's 'mistake' was deliberate.

"This guy was pretty cool about it," Fullmer said.

Fullmer, who is 39 next month and married with two children, aged 8 and 3, planned to use irony himself in future.

"I'm like saying it all the time." he said. "Weekend last I was like grilling steaks and I like burned them to shit and I said 'great
weather'."